Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlat's Not Good Enough! ; Goal Ace Says United Must Do Better after Europa League Struggle

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Zlat's Not Good Enough! ; Goal Ace Says United Must Do Better after Europa League Struggle

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By SIMON BAJKOWSKI ZLATAN Ibrahimovic says United need to raise their level after they struggled to a 1-0 win over Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk.

United were billed as heavy favourites before the game and Jose Mourinho put out a strong side for the second match of their Europa League campaign that included Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford.

But the hosts struggled to break down their opponents before Ibrahimovic reacted first to a ball that came off substitute Wayne Rooney in the 69th minute.

The goal, the Swedish striker's sixth in 10 games for the Reds, was ultimately enough to see United climb off the bottom of their group.

While Ibrahimovic thought it was a decent performance from the players with the result the most important, improvement will be necessary if the team are to stretch their winning run against more difficult opponents. …

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